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Jumpoff Ridge

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West
47.8538, -121.5022 Map & Directions
Length
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1800 feet
Highest Point
2600 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate/Hard
View of Jumpoff Ridge from Bitter Creek. Photo by terpene. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Fall foliage
  • Ridges/passes

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

A brushy hike up an abandoned logging road to Jumpoff Ridge. Continue reading

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Hiking Jumpoff Ridge

Also known in winter as Bitter Creek Cirque, the route up to Jumpoff Ridge follows an abandoned logging road to the ridgeline.

From the trailhead proceed up the abandoned logging road. At 3.2 miles cross Bitter Creek, and continue another 0.8 miles to the end of the road in a cleared area. The way is very brushy, though relatively easy to follow in summer. Be sure to wear long pants until the thorny brush is cleared.

There is a nice viewpoint near Bitter Creek, which is a good turnaround point for those not heading for the ridge.

This road is scheduled for road-to-trail conversion by the Forest Service; the project is on hold due to lack of funding.

Jumpoff Ridge

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.8538, -121.5022 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Turn off of Highway 2 at Index onto the Index-Galena Road. Proceed 3.9 miles to a small parking area on the right.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Roads to Trails - Northwest Washington

Green Trails Monte Cristo No. 143

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